April 23, 2014


Lelah Francis Peters, 98, of Carroll, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 25, at First Presbyterian Church in Carroll with the Rev. Rikki Sorensen officiating. Organist for the service will be Ellen Severin. Casket bearers will be Tye Peters, Dr. David Martin, Duane Peiffer, Jim Eischeid, Frank Eischeid, Kevin Eischeid and Leo Kasparbauer. Burial will be at Carroll City Cemetery.

Friends may call after 5 p.m. Thursday at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll, where there will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. The casket will be moved to the church at 8:30 a.m. Friday when visitation will resume. In lieu of flowers, and in respect to Lelah's love for dogs, the family suggests memorials be made to 3 Labs Foundation and may be left at the funeral home or the church. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com.

Born April 4, 1916, in Lake View, Iowa, she was a daughter of William and Edith (Heller) Belt. She grew up in the Lake View-Sac City area and graduated from Lake View High School in 1933. Lelah worked as a bookkeeper at the Sac County Treasurer's Office for many years. She was married to Clark Peters on Oct. 13, 1940, at First Presbyterian Church in Carroll by the Rev. Daniels. Lelah worked along with Clark at their car dealership, Peters Motors, for many years.

In the community, Lelah was on the board of the Carroll Recreation Center from 1998-2003 and was an active member until 2009. She particularly enjoyed knitting with friend Judy Stockbridge and others at the Carroll Public Library. Duplicate bridge was a favorite activity, and she was a masterpoint champion. She took up golf at age 70.

Survivors include a son Richard C. Peters and his wife Cyndy of Yorktown, Va., and their children Tara Galvez (Eric) and sons Quinton and Braylon and Tye Peters (Brittney Roberson); a son Robert W. Peters and his wife Joanie of Carroll and their family including Lucky, Rosie, Goldie and Buzz; a daughter Connee L. Peters-Reau and her husband Bob of Salem, Ore., and their children Amy Reau, Dana Franke (Doug) and their sons: Geno, Chad, Justin (Jolynn) and Josh (Ashley) with their daughter, Lucy Mae; and Devon Hales and her daughter, Jessica and son, Trey.

Lelah was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Clark, in 2002.